Donovan Childers, Software Engineer and Web Developer

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Smartz Bend, Oregon

Software Engineer

  • Responsible for several ongoing in-house and client projects.
  • iOS and Android mobile application development using the Xamarin Platform
  • Create custom background services to synchronize data with 3rd-party APIs automatically.
  • Create custom websites and services from scratch for customers utilizing C#, Windows and PHP technologies and frameworks.
  • Support in-house personnel on several custom and integrated systems.

Smartz Bend, Oregon

Web Programmer

  • Utilized in-house Content Management System, e-commerce platform and Lucene search back-end to provide AJAX powered search functionality for site users, boosting online sales and usability of site.
  • Built custom interfaces for front and back-end users.
  • Extend functionality of in-house CMS by the use of the built-in API to create functionality not present in the system thus making it faster for clients to enter data.
  • Integration of CMS with third-party e-commerce platform.
  • Create robust client-side HTML, CSS3 and JavaScript for web-based in-store food and beer menu displays.
  • Extend WordPress plugins with custom functionality without modifying core plugin code.
  • Create custom PHP applications to aggregate multiple data points from in-house CMS for custom export feed.
  • Integral member of team to discover and implement features into a custom in-house SEO-friendly Content Management System.

Smartz Bend, Oregon

Customer Service Specialist

  • Provided technical support (via telephone, in-person and email) to corporate clients relating to CMS issues.
  • Training on CMS to clients and end users.
  • E-mail account support and troubleshooting.

T-Mobile Portland, Oregon

Associate – Retail Sales

  • Sales and customer service support to new clients of
  • Consistently scored above 100% in ‘Secret Shopper’ surveys and marketing tests.
  • Interaction with clients to identify optimal T-Mobile products suited to client desired requirements.
  • Delivered customized solutions to clients and provided ongoing customer support.

Technical Skills

Web Programming, Scripting and Software Development
  • C#
  • .Net Core
  • MVC / ASP.Net / Razor
  • Entity Framework
  • Team Foundation Server
  • Xamarin
  • PHP
  • Apache
  • WPF
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript (plus ES2015)
  • VueJS
  • Vuex
  • vue-cli
  • jQuery
  • NodeJS
  • Bootstrap 3 & 4
  • JSON
  • AJAX
  • XML
  • XSLT
  • Lucene
  • Coding practices focus on SEO-friendliness and accessibility
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Code
  • Xamarin Studio
  • Sublime Text
  • Notepad++
  • Aptana Studio
  • Eclipse
  • Photoshop
  • MySQL
  • Microsoft SQL Database
CMS / Web Platforms
  • WordPress
  • Magento
  • Laravel
  • Pixelsilk CMS
  • BV Commerce
Operating Systems
  • Windows NT/95/98/2000/XP/7/10
  • OSX
  • UNIX
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • product photography for client websites